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Twenty years ago, a barmaid in a harbor town fell for a young sailor who turned pirate to make his fortune. But what truly became of Black Edward Tew remains a mystery--one that has just fallen into the lap of freelance sword jockey Eddie LaCrosse.
For years, Eddie has kept his office above Angelina's tavern, so when Angelina herself asks him to find out what happened to the dashing pirate who stole her heart, he can hardly say no--even though the trail is two decades old. Some say Black Edward and his ship, The Bloody Angel, went to bottom of the sea, taking with it a king's fortune in treasure. Others say he rules a wealthy, secret pirate kingdom. And a few believe he still sails under a ghostly flag with a crew of the damned.
To find the truth, and earn his twenty-five gold pieces a day, Eddie must take to sea in the company of a former pirate queen in search of the infamous Black Edward Tew…and his even more legendary treasure.
Bledsoe s fourth epic fantasy noir featuring sword jockey Eddie LaCrosse (after 2011 s Dark Jenny) is action-packed and witty, if slightly distant from the PI side of its family tree. LaCrosse s investigative skills are called upon this time in the service of his landlady, Angelina, a tavern owner. She wants him to track down her onetime lover, Edward Tew, a pirate; she s been waiting 20 years for him to make good on his promise of coming back to her. LaCrosse quickly learns that Tew s ship, the Bloody Angel, was reported to have sunk after its crew captured a legendary cache of treasure, and that only one crew member not Tew survived. There s more swordplay and action than actual detection, and the supernatural elements are downplayed, but the lead s sardonic narrative voice will amply entertain readers who like their urban fantasies on the lighter side.